Rallying Riders Storm Back for Series Win
FRISCO, Texas (May 18, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders, Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, rallied back from an early 4-0 hole to defeat the Midland RockHounds 6-5 in the series finale Thursday night at Dr Pepper Ballpark.
BIG MOMENTS * Juremi Profar drove in the game-tying run in the sixth with a double to left field and scored on a fielding error to give the Riders a 5-4 lead. Frisco added another run in the bottom of the seventh on a second RockHounds fielding error, making it 6-4. * Trailing 4-0, the Riders rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the deficit to 4-3. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Eric Aguilera delivered RBI singles after Juremi Profar came home from third base on a wild pitch. * Viosergy Rosa's first inning home run put the RockHounds in front of the Riders 3-0. Midland extended its lead to 4-0 in the fifth on Yairo Munoz's sacrifice fly. * Collin Wiles earned his staff-best fourth win, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts. * Shane McCain worked out of a ninth-inning jam to earn his first save of the season.
KEY RIDERS PERFORMERS * Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 3-4, double, RBI, run * Juremi Profar: 3-4, double, RBI, two runs * Jose Cardona: 2-4, run
NEWS AND NOTES * The Riders won their first series since April 24-27 when Frisco took three out of four from the San Antonio Missions. * Midland starter Corey Walter, who entered having allowed just four earned runs in 33 innings for a league-leading ERA of 1.09, surrendered four more earned runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday. * With two more hits Thursday, Jose Cardona produced his team-leading 15^th multi-hit performance. He has multi-hit performances in eight of his last 11 games. * Juremi Profar and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each recorded three hits in a game for the second time this season. Profar and Kiner-Falefa each have 13 multi-hit games, tied for second on the team.
WHAT'S NEXT RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi, Friday, 7:05 p.m. Probables: RHP Connor Sadzeck (2-2, 4.99 ERA) vs. RHP Rogelio Armenteros (2-1, 1.45 ERA) Tickets: Click here (http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp'sidt540#game505811) Video: MiLB.tv Audio:, TuneIn Radio App (http://tunein.com/station/?StationId198325), MiLB First Pitch App (http://www.milb.com/milb/mobile/)
About the Frisco RoughRiders The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing more than $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara.
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